Fact is, everyone has a head coach! The critical question? Is your head coach worthy of your total allegiance?

Clearly, my teen and college days were dedicated to be in a position where my head coach would be me, Fred Crowell. 

The two most important qualifications in the job description of a head coach are:

  1.  A proven track record.
  2. Worthy of being imitated.

A qualified head coach was Paul, formerly known as Saul of Taurus. Paul’s life was transformed by the saving grace of Jesus. He was a new man, old things in his life passed away.

Paul lived such an exemplary life he was able to tell his players, “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”

Tragically the average person is their own head coach by default. If you don’t intentionally select a head coach, the job is yours. 

In my second basketball season at the U of Alaska in Fairbanks, it became crystal clear that as much as I had worked hard to become my own boss, my own head coach; I wasn’t fit for the job.

My book Meet My Head Coach carefully explains the logical reasons I made the dramatic decision to ask Jesus Christ to be my head coach. 

The right head coach is key to success. No one understands this concept more than athletic coaches. Great coaches win championships. Poor coaches look for new jobs. 

Two perfect examples of the critical importance of a head coach are captains of ships and pilots of airplanes. The buck stops at the captain; in life, the bucks stops with Jesus the supreme head coach. 

If you are looking to find a coach worthy of your allegiance; check out Meet My Head Coach. l lay out the claims why I believe God is the only one worthy of being my head coach. 


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